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Delaware Nature Society


Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. Delaware Nature Society is the state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation and is renowned for its educational programming and advocacy that provides the tools for communities to take action and protect the environment through land preservation and watershed stewardship.

Delaware Nature Society manages over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates three educational nature centers: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. Programs are also held at our Coverdale Farm Preserve.

Currently, thousands of members support this important work and over 1,000 volunteers assist the 32-member core staff and interns so that the year-round programs continue to improve and grow.

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